It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to know that peace can be found in people who find common ground

IPCEE has formed vital partnerships between Israeli and Palestinian doctors

who participate in the joint healthcare initiative known as Peace Through

Medicine, addressing common needs while providing mutual benefits.

Working hand-in-hand IPCEE’s pragmatic activities advance stability and

sustainability, improve cross-border communication and foster voluntary

people-to-people engagement, that works! To be specific, healthcare

providers share a “common language” and a particular understanding

in the field of medicine, “improving the physical lot” of those living

in their respective communities.”

The need is urgent when a patient requiring surgery requires

well-trained doctors.

A defibrillator has to work immediately.

A premature newborn cannot wait for a breath.

Peace Through Medicine

Peace Through Medicine

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Your Support Is Critical To Ensure These Programs Succeed!

WIshing you and yours a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ 2016

"They will turn their swords into plows and their spears into pruning knives"

Help repair the world ~ A sacred promise that requires our active involvement…

Peace Through Medicine

Practical solutions that foster Israelis and Palestinians to coexist  TODAY!

WE know that you believe in the obligation to help repair the world and that this sacred promise requires our active involvement. Being a partner with IPCEE contributes to this reality! In spite of the obstacles, challenges and constant changes faced by Israelis and Palestinians, our successful and practical solutions foster Israelis and Palestinians to coexist, today!

Facilitating improved medical capacity in the West Bank leads to medical independence for the Palestinians, supports Israeli hospitals in need of medical personnel as well as financial support. By fostering Palestinian healthcare capacity and delivery, Peace Through Medicine  enables Palestinian medical independence and pride, while reducing those burdens on Israeli medical facilities.

Last year over 120,000 Palestinian patients received medical treatment in Israeli hospitals; and, by year-end 2014, it is projected to top 125,000 individuals. Complicating this mounting challenge is a severe shortage of physicians and nurses required to serve Israelis in Israeli hospitals.

Please listen to this recent, short radio interview of Rob Zwang, CEO, for more about the innovative IPCEE Healthcare Initiative, Peace Through Medicine.

Watch a short video clip of a key IPCEE partner in Peace Through Medicine.

Your financial support allows IPCEE to continue this life-changing and life-sustaining work. Your donation is a gift of life, encourages peace and fosters a healthy inter-independance. 

Belying current tensions, army foresees Israeli-Palestinian clinic in West Bank | The Times of Israel


Through sustained interaction and professional collaboration, IPCEE envision that improved individual and institutional relationships will result and pave the way for expanded future collaborations.

Palestinian and Israeli Renal Society, the first such joint medical organization.









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TAMID USC ~Pathways to Peace ~ pushing forward the spread of prosperity

A Collaborative Approach to Economic Development in the Middle East
Investment and Policy


TAMID ~ University of Southern California
Pathways to Peace ~ pushing forward the spread of prosperity

IPCEE believes that an essential avenue for helping end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is to push forward the spread of economic prosperity and improved healthcare for the Palestinians living in the West Bank.

IPCEE’s ultimate goal is to help realize an independent Palestinian State, living side-by-side with the Jewish State of Israel.

IPCEE’s activities advance economic and physical well-being, but not as a substitute for achieving a political peace: but rather, our initiatives serve to facilitate the process of coexistence that is more worthwhile for the Palestinians … as opposed to the radical Islamist projection of continuing misery and unending conflict.

Our current focus is strictly on Health Care in the West Bank — working from the ground up through cross-border activities.

Our IPCEE multi-level Healthcare Initiative is rooted in five pragmatic, core principles.

1. Improved healthcare protects our core human assets: namely, the family and the communities in which we live.

2. IPCEE’s activities are deeply rooted in partnership, not paternalism — in doing things with other people and not for them.

3. Strengthening essential infrastructure and institutional capacity within the West Bank helps to facilitate prosperity and self-reliance — ultimately leading toward a healthy separation and inter-independence between Palestinians and Israelis.

4. Unlike third-party mediators, we build on voluntary collaboration that is mutually beneficial, so that both Israelis and Palestinians become involved — out of choice and from the ground-up.

5. Sector specific, cross-border activity such as The IPCEE multi-level Healthcare Initiative fosters mutually beneficial individual and institutional relationships. To be specific, Health care providers share a “common language” and a particular understanding in the field of medicine, facilitating the drive to “improve the physical lot” of those living in their respective communities.

IPCEE multi-level Healthcare Initiative

• The PMOH and IPCEE have agreed to promote cooperation in the field of medical care on the basis of mutual respect for each other’s autonomy, in conformity with the laws and regulations in force in each country and institution, and within their respective available financial resources.

• The IPCEE multi-level Healthcare Initiative is designed to raise healthcare capacity and delivery to world-class standards, while reducing reliance on Israeli medical facilities, through fellowships between hospitals and improved biomedical training and equipment.

• The stated goal of our initial model initiative is to improve and increase healthcare capacity in the Jenin District and to improve healthcare delivery for the underserved throughout the Palestinian West Bank. IPCEE intends to model the Healthcare Initiative in the Jenin District and then to apply the model multi-level Healthcare Initiative in specific areas within the West Bank.

The IPCEE Healthcare Initiative will be conducted with three strategic partners;

1. International SOS or equivalent service will provide an independent, third party review by, of the existing healthcare system in Jenin.

International SOS will identify required healthcare needs and related costs including: appropriate equipment usage and distribution of biomedical equipment, technical training, and medical supplies.

2. The second IPCEE project partner is MediSend International, based in Dallas Texas, and is certified by the United States Certification Commission (USCC) and the US BMET Board of Examiners; and

IPCEE and MediSend International will train and equip a workforce of indigenous biomedical technicians in the internationally recognized MediSend BMET Program: Basic & Intermediate, to support hospitals and clinics in the District of Jenin and select hospitals in Palestine.

IPCEE through MediSend International will provide the necessary equipment and tools to establish a biomedical laboratory in Jenin, after MediSend International trains two biomedical technicians in Dallas, TX.

3. The third and critical IPCEE project partners are hospitals and areas in Israel and the West Bank. They include but are not limited to the areas of Tulkarem, Afula, Ramallah, Hebron, Nablus and Hospitals including Tel Hashomer, Hadassah Ein Karem and Rambam and HaEmek.

IPCEE partner hospitals agree to provide short and long-term Fellowships for Physicians and Nurses, as well as symposia for training in priority areas identified in the initial ISOS review.

IPCEE ~ Creating Hope and Offering Inspiration for a Peaceful Future

Dr. Aziz Darawsha Named Chair of Emergency Medicine at Hadassah-Hospital Ein Kerem

“Imagine having a compassionate physician who can understand what you’re saying whether you speak Hebrew, Arabic, English, Russian, Yiddish, Spanish or Bulgarian. Such is the new head of Hadassah Emergency Medicine Department Dr. Aziz Darawsha. “I can’t write poetry in all of those languages, but I can understand and express myself.”

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IPCEE now on our Emek Medical Centers website

From Emek Medical Center’s website:

On February 18, 2013, Emek’s long-time friend, Rob Zwang (first on left) took another step in his journey to hopefully bring Palestinians from Jenin closer to their Israeli neighbors.  Rob created the Israel Palestinian Cooperative For Economic Expansion (IPCEE) where Emek is playing a central role by offering life-saving seminar training to 120 Palestinian healthcare workers.  IPCEE is financing this brave initiative and the eyes of the world should be focused on this cross-border collaboration that further demonstrates the Emek living philosophy of coexistence through medicine.  Pictured from left to right:  Rob Zwang (President and CEO of IPCEE), Dr. Orna Blondheim (Emek CEO), Larry Rich (Emek Director of Development), Benni Barak (Emek Administrative Manager) and Dr. Daniel Goodman (Advisor to IPCEE). 

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IPCEE Featured in Republican American

Full Article from the Republican American below:

Violence reveals need for coexistence
Woodbury man sees people behind causes
Friday, November 30, 2012

As violence escalated between Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas earlier this month, interested local observers like Robert Zwang watched the tumult nervously, far from the hostilities.

Before a cease-fire was brokered last week, the fighting underscored the absolute necessity, Zwang and supporters said, to promote coexistence.

Zwang heads the Woodbury-based nonprofit Israeli-Palestinian Cooperative for Economic Expansion, a group he launched to expand on work he began at the Southbury-based Federation, Jewish Communities of Western Connecticut.

The IPCEE aims to foster “pragmatic collaboration” among Israelis and Palestinians through everything from health care partnerships to cultural initiatives intended to thwart prejudice and discrimination.

But do outbreaks in violence impact that work?

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